- Dec 22nd 2008 at 11:19AM
GM, CEOs' hybrid drive to DC make the list of 2008's Top Greenwashes
The public radio MarketPlace focuses on the economy writ large, but when some contributors to the show decided to put together a list of the top greenwashes of 2008, three automotive-related items made the list. The team singled out GM for its "gas friendly to gas free" campaign, Shell's attempts at trying to put a green sheen on its policies, and the whole hoopla surrounding the Big Three CEOs scrapping their private jet flights and taking hybrids instead as examples of egregious greenwashing. For the Detroit-to-DC drive(s), Marketplace figured that the carbon output of driving and flying on a commercial flight were pretty much the same, and that, "The only reason I can think of for them to drive hybrids is to make the companies look green." What do you think needs to be added to the list?